For adventurous skiers there’s nothing quite like viewing the mountains you are about to ski down from the air on a heli-skiing tour. Tignes has a number of heli-skiing tours, leaving daily (weather permitting) taking eager skiers and snowboarders to remote mountain peaks with an experienced guide.
Explore Untouched Areas of the Alps Safely
Taking off-piste skiing to the next level, heli-skiing is the latest ‘must try’ winter sport and one of the top skiing experiences for adrenaline junkies in Tignes. The popularity of the sport has meant that a number of heli-skiing tours have opened in the Alps, including Tignes. Offering a variety of tour packages which range in price and ability, the tours will take you to the most remote parts of the Alps which are otherwise inaccessible without a helicopter.
Heli-skiing gives advanced skiers the opportunity to explore the mountains around Tignes safely with an experienced guide, ensuring that you are taken to the best places to ski in the area. As heli-skiing involves off-piste skiing, it is important that you are comfortable and confident skiing in deep, powdered snow. If heli-skiing is something that appeals to you but you don’t feel confident enough skiing off-piste, there are many ski schools in Tignes which offer off-piste lessons for intermediate skiers looking to learn and improve or join Mark Warner's Off-Piste Week in February.
With tours operating out of Tignes on a full day and half day basis and a range of choices available, there is the opportunity to tailor make your own heli-tour to suit your own preferences. For intermediate skiers with the ability to ski off-piste, there are a number of tour companies offering taster sessions to heli-skiing on less challenging terrain.
Off-piste skiing doesn’t come without its danger, with avalanches being the most serious risk, so be cautious. All heli-skiing tours in Tignes should provide skiers and snowboarders with an extensive safety briefing before embarking on the flight. Make sure you book with a reputable company. If you are unsure who to book with, the helpful staff at Mark Warner’s resorts in Tignes are always on hand to assist you and give recommendations.
Other Activities in Tignes
Tignes is an adrenaline junkie’s paradise with a number of high-octane activities within the resort to get the blood pumping. Dare devils love the Bun-j-ride where skiers and boarders hurtle down a large, 30 metres long ski jump before flying off the end while attached to a bungee cord. Not one for the faint hearted, this thrilling ride is open every day from 10.30 to 16.30, apart from Sundays. For more information on activities in Tignes, click here.